"Todd made me understand that to be a leader to your teammates, to get them to respect you and to be a great player you have to do more," Fitzgerald continued. "You have to do the extra. I’ve taken that to heart. Even since he’s left I’ve continued to do the things that he taught me." In two seasons with Haley on the Cardinals’ coaching staff, Fitzgerald caught 196 passes for 2,840 yards and 22 touchdowns. And while Haley has developed a reputation as a tough coach to play for, Fitzgerald said he didn’t see it and would love to play for him again.
"I will go play for him in Canada or if he was coaching high school," Fitzgerald said. "I would go and do whatever coach Haley asked me to do because that is just the respect and admiration I have for him."